Re: Hard Disk consumes lots of power in s2idle

From: Kai-Heng Feng
Date: Thu Feb 20 2020 - 03:08:30 EST

Hi Srinivas,

> On Feb 20, 2020, at 02:36, Srinivas Pandruvada <srinivas.pandruvada@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Kai,
> On Wed, 2020-02-19 at 22:22 +0800, Kai-Heng Feng wrote:
>> Hi Srinivas,
>> Your previous work to support DEVSLP works well on SATA SSDs, so I am
>> asking you the issue I am facing:
>> Once a laptop has a HDD installed, the power consumption during
>> S2Idle increases ~0.4W, which is quite a lot.
>> However, HDDs don't seem to support DEVSLP, so I wonder if you know
>> to do proper power management for HDDs?
> What is the default here
> cat /sys/power/mem_sleep
> s2idle or deep?

It defaults to s2idle.

> Please follow debug steps here:
> We need to check whether you get any PC10 residency or not.

Yes it reaches PC10. It doesn't reach SLP_S0 though.
The real number on S2Idle power consumption:
No HDD: ~1.4W
One HDD: ~1.8W

If the SoC doesn't hit PC10 the number should be significantly higher.
That's why I think the issue is the power management on HDD itself.


> Thanks,
> Srinivas
>> Kai-Heng